Cross-Border M&A and The Impact on Dealmaking in Austria and Switzerland

Two legal experts from the region discuss navigating due diligence to closing transactions in a fast-changing remote-work environment.

22 September 2021

Switzerland Austria M&A Intralinks

As firms seek to grow in new geographies and gain access to new customers, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deals are becoming increasingly global and involving international parties.

To learn more about the opportunities and challenges of cross-border M&A in Austria and Switzerland, we spoke with Moritz Maurer, a partner at Niederer Kraft Frey, and Rainer Kaspar, a partner at PHH Rechtsanwalte.

During our insightful discussion, Moritz and Rainer, who both specialize in corporate and M&A work, provided insight into their respective markets. They also talked about the impact of working with international parties from a legal perspective.

We discussed a range of topics: FDI regulations, universities as the breeding grounds for start-ups, cultural differences when working with foreign investors and how technology has made M&A dealmaking possible since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020.

Watch our 24-minute conversation below to learn about Moritz and Rainer’s views on the topics mentioned above.

George Howard

George Howard

George Howard is an account executive at SS&C Intralinks, where he is responsible for the financial and legal advisory markets in Switzerland. He recently moved to the Zurich office after five years in London with Intralinks. George holds a bachelor’s degree in business and economics.

Roland Petrenko SSNC Intralinks

Roland Petrenkó

Roland Petrenkó is an account executive responsible for Austrian clients and Swiss corporates. Prior to joining SS&C Intralinks, he worked for Clairfield International, Raiffeisen Bank International, Erste Group Bank and UniCredit. During his investment banking career, he gained transaction experience in multiple industries, focusing primarily on TMT & Consumer Goods. Roland holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Consultancy and a Master’s degree in Banking and Finance.

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